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Shotguns

Kalashnikov USA Komrad – New “Not a Shotgun”

Kalashnikov USA will launch a new non-NFA firearm called the Komrad on April 2. The new gun is similar to the company’s larger KS-12 shotguns but with a shorter 12.5″ barrel and an adjustable length SB Tactical SBA3 pistol brace. It will transfer just as any other firearm without requiring a special tax stamp as would be needed with a short barrel shotgun.

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Mossberg Now Selling AOWs

Mossberg 590A1 Compact Cruiser AOW

O.F. Mossberg & Sons is the latest manufacturer to jump into the deep end of the pool with NFA weapons. We’ve seen other major companies like Ruger start selling suppressors, and now Mossberg is offering 12 gauge AOWs.

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Ammunition

Hornady American Whitetail 12 GA Slug

Hornady 12 gauge slugs

As a follow up to last year’s introduction of the American Whitetail rifle ammunition, Hornady announced a 12 gauge shotgun slug load in the same ammo line.  The new shotgun load will be a welcome addition to the hunting ammo choices for hunters who prefer, or are restricted by law, to deer hunting with shotguns.

The new sabot slug is designed for fully rifled shotguns and uses a 325 grain Interlock hollow point bullet.  The load uses a proprietary buffer that is sandwiched between the slug and the plastic driver in the sabot.  Hornady claims excellent accuracy from the load.  Hornady states this is a 200+ yard load.

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Ammunition

New Hornady Shotgun Slugs

Hornady expanded slug

Several new Hornady shotgun slug loads have been announced at the 2013 NASGW Expo:  two Superformance shotgun slugs and an SST Lite Shotgun Slug.

The new Superformance slugs will be available in both 12 gauge and 20 gauge.  Both loads use a MonoFlex slug.  Originally developed for lever guns, the MonoFlex design uses a monolithic hollowpoint bullet with the famous Hornady Flex Tip.  The slugs are made from a gilding metal, instead of pure copper, to increase their strength and retain 95% of original weight.  This helps the slugs to penetrate deeply.

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Shotguns

Winchester Repeating Arms Introduces the Speed Pump Defender Shotgun

At the 2008 SHOT Show, Winchester Repeating Arms announced the return of the Model 1300 as the new Speed Pump Defender shotgun. The 12 gauge scattergun was part of the company returning the Winchester brand to firearms manufacturing.